Question about Standard (CRT) Televisions
Recently got an old Sony Trinitron TV. There were no RCA inputs in the back so I had to get a Scart to RCA converter to be able to hook up my DVD player / Xbox. Unfortunately I can't switch over to an AV channel.
Don't have the original remote but I do have an Universal One for All Remote. The remote works well and controls basic functions (power, changing channels, volume, etc) although this won't switch to the AV channel when the button on the remote is pressed. I've attempted to tune the AV channel into another numbered channel using the tuning buttons on the base of the TV but I haven't had any luck.
Has anyone had experience with this model or issue?
Actually, SCART is a european av connector, which on it's 21 pins can carry RGB, Y-Pb-Pr, composite and S-Video systems through it, and control signals that can turn some equipment on and off, and switch aspect ratio modes (various voltages on pin 8 perform this function), it is up to the manufacturer which pins to actually connect internally and most small tvs only use the composite video, and left and right audio pins.
What switch2k7 has takes the video plug of the composite cable, and maps it to pin 20 (pin 18 earth), and left/right audio plugs to pins 2 and 6 (pin 4 shared earth)
An RF modulator is a completely different bird, but had this been what switch2k7 had been talking about your advice would be correct.
switch2k7: It may be your universal remote not knowing the right code for the av channel, proper replacement remotes can be ordered online.
I'm sure with your question being there so long you probably don't care anymore, but there could be someone else out there who needs the info.
Posted on Jul 12, 2009
If the TV has no RCA inputs, then there is no "AV channel" option for it on any remote, just channel selection.
The purpose of a RCA to SCART converter (aka RF modulator) is to convert one of your channels to an A/V input. They operate (standard) on either channel 3 or 4 as selected by a switch on the converter.
If your converter is unpowered, it's entirely possible that the signal coming out is not good enough to overpower your antenna signal. In this case, you may need a powered unit (such as this one http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=5806345&productCategoryId=abcat0107025&type=product&tab=7&id=1067388827858#productdetail) which can actively "shut off" the antenna input when signal is received from the auxiliary device.
Posted on Nov 13, 2007
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